Henderson Libraries Accepting Applications for Local Author Showcase

Henderson Libraries is now accepting applications for participation in its Local Author Showcase, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Paseo Verde Library. Participation is open to all local published authors who want to exhibit and sell their books, but space is limited. Participation is free. All applications for participation must be submitted by Friday, May 15. Registration forms can be found at all Henderson libraries. Completed forms can be e-mailed to acaruso@hdpl.org or mailed to Arlene Caruso in Adult Services at Paseo Verde Library ­ located at 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nev., 89012. Selected authors will be confirmed May 30.

For more information, call 702-492-6580.

The Local Author Showcase will kick off Henderson Libraries’ Summer Reading Program.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is designed for anyone 18 and older to participate in reading for leisure as well as activities like writing workshops, music performances and instructional courses during the summer season. Through reading and participation in the weekly programs, registered participants will be entered in weekly drawings for prizes.

Each of the eight weeks will focus on a different aspect of the arts including writing, music, architecture, crafts, dance, photography, cooking and body art. Programming that coincides with each week’s theme will be offered. Scheduled programs include a writing workshop, music performance, instructional craft program, a visit by a Lego club, an instructional dance program, nature photography display, an instructional cake-decorating class and henna tattoos.

Participation in the program is free and open to the public. After registering online or in person, patrons read books and then complete an online form rating the book on a structured scale. Each submission enters the participant into the weekly drawing, and the entries are carried over to the following weeks until the grand prizes are awarded. Patrons can also complete the online database scavenger hunt or participate in one of the summer program’s events which will also count as a drawing entry.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates five locations throughout Henderson and plans to open one more within the Heritage Park Senior Center, slated to open this summer. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries or its many services, or to find locations, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.